Rebooting the pull up

pull-up-normal[1]I have left pull ups out of my workouts for 2-3 weeks because of the left forearm discomfort I have been feeling while doing them.  Today I reintroduced them via sets of 10 at a time.  The first set was the worst as far as discomfort goes.  I may have gone overboard though.  I have a feeling the six sets of pull ups combined with inverted bodyweight shoulder shrugs might have some residual effects on that forearm.

Oh today a major first occurred.  Somebody up front actually turned the music volume DOWN without me requesting it.  Bravo.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

10 pull ups

Seated dumbbell shoulder press – 40lbs x 12

10 pull ups

Seated dumbbell shoulder press – 55lbs x 10

10 pull ups

Seated dumbbell shoulder press – 70lbs x 4

10 pull ups

Standing alternating (side/front) straight arm dumbbell raises – 20lbs x 12

10 pull ups

Standing alternating (side/front) straight arm dumbbell raises – 25lbs x 10

10 pull ups

Standing alternating (side/front) straight arm dumbbell raises – 25lbs x 10

Cybex seated plate loaded row – 180lbs x 10

Inverted bodyweight shoulder shrugs x 10

Cybex seated plate loaded row – 270lbs x 6

Inverted bodyweight shoulder shrugs x 10

 

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